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‘Fox & Friends’ Heated Debate Sparks Racially Insensitive Remark And Apologies

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A heated Fox & Friends debate took a nasty personal turn today, as a black Democrat’s opinion was attacked in a racially insensitive way. David Bossie, a white former deputy campaign manager for President Trump, made the comment to analyst Joel Payne, a black man, during a discussion on immigration. The remark emerged as the two reacted to comments made by former CIA director Michael Hayden, who compared the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy with… Read

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David Lynch: Trump Could Be “One Of The Greatest Presidents In History”

Twin Peaks co-creator David Lynch says President Donald Trump “could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much.” Speaking to The Guardian media outlet in the UK, Lynch said he was a Bernie Sanders supporter in 2016, then switched to Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson in the presidential election. He now concedes that Trump may have been the correct choice. "I am not really a political person, but I really like the… Read

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Roseanne Barr Sobs On Rabbi’s Podcast, Says “There’s No Excuse” In Post-Cancellation Interview

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Roseanne Barr’s spiritual advisor, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, has released an edited transcript and podcast of a telephone conversation with the embattled television star. The far-ranging conversation, which reportedly took place shortly after Barr was booted from her namesake television show in the wake of a controversial Twitter remark, reveals an emotional reaction by Barr to accusations of racism. It also touched on politics, Judaism, and forgiveness. Boteach is a… Read

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Sarah Sanders Restaurant Tweet May Be Violation, Says Former Ethics Chief

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s affirmation of being booted from a Virginia restaurant may be an ethics violation because it was confirmed from an official government Twitter account. That’s the opinion voiced by Walter Shaub, a former federal ethics chief who worked under Barack Obama and Donald Trump. His comment has been picked up by others, with one Democrat House member calling for an ethics investigation on the tweet. Sanders and her family were… Read

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Amber Tamblyn, Time’s Up Co-Founder, Focuses Debut Novel On Male Rape

Actress Amber Tamblyn has taken a surprising path on her debut novel. Tamblyn’s Any Man (Harper Perennial) is out Tuesday and tells the tale of a female serial rapist from the point of view of her male victims. Tamblyn is a co-founder and frequent speaker on the Time’s Up movement against sexual harassment. It was founded earlier this year by Hollywood celebrities in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement, and since has raised an impressive… Read

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Univision Warns DISH Subscribers On Potential Access Cut-Off In Carriage Dispute

UPDATE:  Responding to Univision’s earlier statement to subscribers, DISH has issued the following statement: “We are actively working to reach a fair deal before the contract between DISH and Univision expires, knowing that only Univision can choose to take its content away from DISH and Sling customers. Negotiations are standard in the pay-TV industry. Univision is demanding a rate increase of 75 percent for channels whose ratings have declined by nearly a third over… Read

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Press Sec’y Sarah Huckabee Sanders Asked To Leave VA Restaurant Because Of Trump Affiliation

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were asked to leave a Virginia farm-to-table restaurant last night because of her work with the Trump administration. Sanders sent out a tweet confirming that the Red Hen restaurant asked her to leave on Friday evening “because I work for @POTUS and I politely left.” Reviewers swarmed Facebook and Yelp to take on the restaurant’s conduct. Some offered praise, while others lambasted the further polarization and the lack… Read

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Twitter Temporarily Bans White House Advisor Stephen Miller Phone Sharers

Twitter today temporarily banned some users that were sharing White House senior advisor Stephen Miller’s phone number on the service. The online service started to enforce its rule against sharing personal information after users began picking up the information from an article on Splinter News, part of the Gizmodo Media Group. Twitter users in turn shared the Splinter information, resulting in Miller’s phone blowing up with negative calls and texts. Twitter's rules say… Read

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‘Black Panther’ Items To Be Displayed At Smithsonian African-American Museum

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture has acquired several objects from the Black Panther film, including the costume worn by star Chadwick Boseman. The Smithsonian NMAAHC announced the acquisitions on its website and via Twitter with the hashtag #WakandaForever. The museum did not indicate when the display would go live. In addition to the costume, also acquired were a shooting script signed by Black Panther co-writer/director Ryan… Read

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Randall Stephenson Talks AT&T’s Next Chapter As “Modern Media Company”

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson talked the telecommunications giant’s transformation into a “modern media company,” and laid out his plans for the future — including investing in content and capitalizing on technology to deliver entertainment in new ways. In a morning keynote at the Wells Fargo Securities 2918 Telecom 5G forum in New York, Stephenson offered an upbeat assessment of the company’s prospects now that its $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Inc. has finally… Read

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Time Magazine Lays Child Migrant Crisis At President Trump’s Feet

President Donald Trump probably won’t be adding this cover to his reported collection of faux-Time magazines at Mar-a-Lago: This real Time cover, dated July 2 and set to hit newsstands the week of Independence Day, depicts a cluelessly grinning Trump towering over the viral photo of a little girl from Honduras crying for her mother. (See the full Time cover photo illustration inside.) “It was on June 12 when this two-year-old Honduran asylum-seeker was photographed by… Read

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AT&T To Launch Its WatchTV ‘Skinny Bundle’ Video Streaming Service

A week after closing its deal to acquire Time Warner, AT&T unveiled a new video service called WatchTV that seeks to capture the millions of consumers who’ve severed the pay TV cord — or never subscribed in the first place. The skinny bundle of programming will be available for as little as $15 a month, and offered free to AT&T customers with certain unlimited data plans. WatchTV will offer a bundle of some 30 television channels, including newly acquired CNN, TNT and… Read